The Medical Dietetics Program at The Ohio State University offers three graduate-level programs
The Future of Medical Dietetics Starts Here
In response to new educational guidelines released by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®), the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is collaborating with the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) to develop the new Master of Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) degree program (link to program page/TBD).
Pending approval, Ohio State's current undergraduate and graduate Coordinated Programs in Medical Dietetics, Medical Dietetics and Human Nutrition internships will be phased out over time and transition to a Master of Dietetics and Nutrition (MDN) degree program. The new program will be a two-year coordinated program at the graduate level that provides the didactic and internship experiences in one unified program.
Look for more details coming soon.
Masters of Dietetics and Nutrition FAQ's
Is there a specific undergraduate major that I need to be eligible to apply to the new MDN program?
Will the undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics still be available after the changes have been implemented for the MDN?
No, the current programs will eventually phase out over time and transition to the new Master of Dietetics and Nutrition to meet new educational guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®), recommending that the level of educational preparation for the RDN be elevated to a graduate level to provide a greater depth of knowledge and skills needed for future practice in the profession by the year 2024.